Wilkinson County Law Enforcement Center – Irwinton, GA

Wilkinson County Law Enforcement Center is located in Wilkinson County, GA and is the main jail for that area. Do you know somebody at Wilkinson County Law Enforcement Center? This site will tell you all about everything one might want to know about Wilkinson County Law Enforcement Center,such as: How to do a jail inmate search. How to view Wilkinson County Law Enforcement Center mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. How to post bail. Intake procedures and booking. Court information. And more…

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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and stressfull prospect, not only for whoever gets arrested, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. The goal of this guide is to give you all the info that you’ll need to make going to jail a little less stressful. If you have a specific question, just ask it, and please leave any feedback or comments that could be beneficial to other people in the same situation is welcome.

General Information

Address

Wilkinson County Law Enforcement Center
108 Bacon Street
Irwinton, GA 31042

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 478-946-2411
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone in jail and need to find out where they are?

Has somebody who’s been arrested and you need to find them?

To find out who’s in jail at Wilkinson County Law Enforcement Center you will have to navigate to their web site and perform an inmate lookup.

Inmate Lookup

The Wilkinson County Law Enforcement Center Inmate Locator has information on people who have been arrested and are in custody, which includes status, bail amount, and schedule for visitation. You can also get info about anybody arrested and booked or released within the past 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed alphabetically by their last name. You’ll be able to find the information faster if you have their name, date of birth, or arrest number.

If your friend or family member is in a different jail you can look here, too: List of all jails in Georgia


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a jail processing picture, is the photograph that the police take when you are processed at the jail intake. They will take one face photo and a side-view photo. Your name and jail ID number will appear on the photos, and they will be kept on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be viewed online, or you can see them in person at the Wilkinson County Law Enforcement Center. When viewing online you will need to put in the person’s first and last name, and an arrest date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Want to have your mugshot erased from the Wilkinson County Law Enforcement Center site? This may not be possible, as the mugshot is a public record. You have to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. What this means is that your arrest record will be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

Read our indepth tutorial about removing your mugshot, the various mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, once you are incarcerated, your main thought is about when and how you will get out. After booking, your bail is determined either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. If there is no bail set this may mean that you will either be released on your ‘own recognizance’ until your court date, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you are are released you are required to agree to be there for your court date, and you must not travel out of the county.

In most cases, a prisoner in the Wilkinson County Law Enforcement Center will be given time off in exchange for good behavior when they follow the rules and act right while they’re in jail.

If you follow the rules, you might be allowed to participate in work release. You will be required to return to jail at the end of the day when you’re finished working, or you might be permitted to move to a halfway house instead of the jail.

Bail

Bail is the amount of money that you are required to pay to get out of jail until you go to court. The amount you have to pay is dictated by the seriousness of your charges. You will need to post ten percent of the total that was determined so you are able to bail out of jail. If you miss your scheduled court date, whoever posted your bail will lose that money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out how much bail money you will need to bail someone out of jail have to call the Wilkinson County Law Enforcement Center or the County Courthouse. If know the pertinent information, like name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know how much their bail is. Also, you can check their bail amount and status on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Posting bail to get out of jail is no fun, but thankfully, its easy if you have the money. First, figure out if they have a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If it is, you can’t use a bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – they won’t take checks. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the prisoner will be released into your care. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, or you just don’t have the money, you you should try to hire a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen usually charge you a fee of 10-15% of the bail amount, and usually charge a minimum fee of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman is non-refundable and is typically cash only. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bail bondsman will usually use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral.

To find a bail bondsman click here: How to find a bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Get Out on Work Release
  • Released For Time Served
  • Be Released on a Pre-Trial Release Program
  • Get Out on House Arrest
  • Be Released on Your Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure takes you through each of these steps:

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • The first step is that you must answer a bunch of questions, such as what is your legal name, address, birthdate and contact person.
  • You will also be asked about your medical and psychological history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • Any personal property you have will be taken from you and will be stored until you are released.
  • You will get to use the phone so you can call a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you might be allowed to wear your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you will be issued a jail uniform.

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Discharge Procedures

When you post bail, you will get discharged from jail. This process may take anywhere between 15 minutes to quite a few hours. In other words the faster you post bail, the quicker you will get released. Also, it depends on whether or not you’ve been given a cash bond or if a magistrate has to figure out the amount of bail to be set. For lesser charges, you will get booked and released on your own recognizance. When you get to the end of your sentence and know the release date, you should expect to get discharged in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If the police have a, or if you have to begin your jail sentence, you should do the right thing and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go to the jail, and tell the intake officer that believe that there could be a warrant for your arrest. They will do a record check, and if there is one, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. If it is for a jail sentence, report to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order lists. Be sure that you don’t show up late. Be sure to only bring approved items when you turn yourself in, such as a driver’s license or even your ID, prescription medication, as well as a copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

The inmate need to provide the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail in advance. Your visitor’s information will be entered into the visitation log for the requesting inmate. Each visitor will be required to provide identification. Visitors arriving late or that is not an approved visitor will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures can change, so we suggest that you review the jail site before you go to the jail to visit.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Calls made in jail are typically more costly than phone calls made at home. Phone calls are restricted on how often you can use the phone, but inmates should keep in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you are disciplined for an infraction, an inmate’s ability to use the phone might get cut back or eliminated completely.

Phone Number: 478-946-2411

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail has to be sent via US Postal Service. You must not use any other form of mail or package delivery. You must write or type the prisoner’s name, inmate ID, and jail address on the letter that you send. Do not send a package, envelope with padding or insulation, bag, or an envelope with metal in it. All mail will be opened and examined and read by staff, and will be returned if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to an inmate at Wilkinson County Law Enforcement Center:

Wilkinson County Law Enforcement Center
108 Bacon Street
Irwinton, GA 31042

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Wilkinson County Law Enforcement Center
108 Bacon Street
Irwinton, GA 31042


The mail policy at Wilkinson County Law Enforcement Center changes, so you should review the the Wilkinson County Law Enforcement Center website when you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you still have certain rights, and an important one is the right to request an attorney. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so it is important to ask a friend or family member to locate an attorney when you talk to them. You may be thinking ‘do I really need a lawyer?’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a criminal defense lawyer can advise you of your rights, help protect your best interests and help you through the court system. The quicker you get a lawyer involved with your charges, the better off you’ll be.

To read more about this, click here: How to Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and don’t have the money to hire a lawyer, you will be assigned a public defender. In addition, the Public Defender has access to independent investigators, forensics experts as well as social workers. Public Defenders are full-fledged lawyers that are admitted to the Georgia State Bar Association and are fully licensed to practice law as an agent of the court.

Have you or someone you know had to use a Public Defender or court appointed attorney? How did they do?

Court Records

Wilkinson County court records are are public and available to anyone who requests them. They include a court case file with a docket and all documents filed in the case. You are able to access your court records with the Wilkinson County website, or at the Wilkinson County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is a member of the court that manages access to court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath in a court case, and also read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All records and documents from your case are maintained at Wilkinson County Clerk of Court office.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the fees and charges from your case, for example filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you may not have to pay them.

Magistrate

The Wilkinson County magistrate is the person that will preside on your case. Magistrate judges do a number of things, which include setting bail, issuing arrest warrants, and presiding over first court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is prepared to include information about the arrestee’s background and details of the defendant’s life and history, which the judge will review when determining the sentence. Information and personal details will be collected from the defendant, the defendant’s family, and in some cases the victim of the crime. Don’t forget that you can request to receive a copy of this report before you are sentenced, so you get the chance to review it for accuracy and completeness, and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

After being convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. There are a number of different options, including community service, house arrest, and probation, to incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you may be locked up immediately, or you might be given a date to to surrender and report to jail to serve your jail term according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you want to find out if someone is currently in jail, or has been an inmate in the past?

To find this out just access the Wilkinson County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and do a search using:

  • Their name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their booking date.
  • or inmate ID.

If you think that they are currently in jail, you should call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have an outstanding warrant, you can access arrest warrants on the Wilkinson County court website or you can call the court. You have to have their first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and inquire at the information desk. Keep in mind that if you do have an outstanding warrant, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, and the date of their arrest, contact the jail, either by phone, in person, or find out online. An arrest is in the public record and the information is accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you are served with legal papers, like warrants. You can find these civil process orders by going to the Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders are registered and listed on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. The people on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You can access this information on the internet, but you should know that you won’t find the street address, but rather the block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. Court Records include a court case file that contains a docket sheet and all of the documents filed in your case. You can access the court records on the website, or at Clerk of Court office in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state maintains a record of people’s criminal past. These state databases are all connected so you can track criminal histories from any other state. You can go to the Wilkinson County Courthouse and make an inquiry, or check online. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and in the event that it was in a totally different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more intensive search.

When you look up someone’s criminal record you will get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for the following crimes:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug Possession of Drug Trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Theft.

If you do a criminal records check, you will not learn if someone has had any:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Any accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get this information, you will have to do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? How easy was it? Dis you do your search online or did you have to call the local courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are plenty of reasons that people look up criminal records and backgrounds, and your feedback might make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI has a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Wilkinson County,the Wilkinson County Sheriff has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.

    FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List

    Wilkinson County Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of being incarcerated in the Wilkinson County jail is quite unpleasant, soon you will become accustomed to the daily routine there. You should expect an alarm for wake-up every morning at 6am, and then roll call. Then you will have breakfast. When you finish breakfast you will be required to work in the program that has been assigned to you. This could be working in the kitchen, laundry, or some sort of manufacturing job. While this may seem tedious, it may help you when you leave jail, as you are gaining experience in a certain field of work. Other inmates go to school, while some take part in mandated treatment programs. After lunch, there will be another roll call, then back to work. Your evening will be spent either in your cell or a common room. During this time dinner is served and you will be expected to take a shower. After another roll call, it’s lights out. Even though you will be confined to your cell, there may be enough light to read or write letters. Then again, most inmates welcome lights out, and try to get as much sleep as they can.

    Most people are frightened at the idea of jail because they don’t know what to expect. If you have spent any time in Wilkinson County Law Enforcement Center, your experiences would be welcomed, if it can help another person to deal with it.

    Dress Code

    When incarcerated, all inmates are expected to wear the Wilkinson County Law Enforcement Center uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.

    How To Send Money to an Inmate

    You will have your own ‘bank account’ while in jail. This money is used to purchase items from the Commissary. Family and friends can deposit money into this account for you, and any money you earn while in prison will also be deposited into your account. Outside money can be paid in to your account via a money order, cash or check. If someone sends a check or money order, make sure that they write your inmate ID on it. The maximum amount you are allowed in your account is $290 per month.

    The rules for sending money to someone in jail is always changing, so you should review the site before you send any money.

    Commissary

    The commissary is the jail store. You can purchase a number of things here, such as toiletries, snacks and writing supplies. Bear in mind that you will probably want to use the commissary daily, and any infractions will get that privilege taken away from you.

    Inmate Medications

    If you are on any type of prescription medication, you will be allowed to continue taking it while in jail. When you are first processed, you will be asked what medication you take. You will then be referred to the jail nurse or doctor who will be in charge of monitoring your health and prescribing your medication.

    Meals

    You will get three meals a day: breakfast, lunch and dinner. As expected, they are very basic, but healthy. A typical breakfast might be cereal, toast, coffee and fruit. Lunch might be spaghetti, salad, bread and milk. Dinner could be chicken casserole, rice, vegetables, dessert and milk. Contrary to popular belief, prison food has greatly improved over the years, and you might find that it’s not much different from what you would eat at home.

    Pods / The Yard

    The jail is designed in a ‘pod’ layout, with self contained housing arranged around an outdoor yard. Each pod has a central control station and a common room, and the inmates take turns in using the yard. The jail is designed this way to keep certain inmates together, and others away from the general population.

    Gangs

    As with life in general, gangs are a part of prison life. Obviously it is best to avoid becoming a part of this environment as it will only lead to trouble. When you first enter prison, you might find yourself being ‘primed’ to join a gang, or worse, you might get their attention in a negative way. The best thing to do is keep your head down and don’t get involved.


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    News and Media

    News

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Wilkinson County Law Enforcement Center

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Wilkinson County Law Enforcement Center, overseeing the day to day operations and administration of the jail. An inmate is unlikely to have much interaction with the Deputy Sheriff, unless they have committed an infraction. Detention Officers are responsible for the custody and care of the inmates. They maintain order in the jail, and handle security. A Detention Officer is assigned to a certain pod, and therefore is responsible for the same inmates each day. They get to know the inmates on a certain level, and are well equipped to handle any problems that may occur.

    Apply for a Job at Wilkinson County Law Enforcement Center

    Requirements:

    • You must be over the age of 21.
    • You must possess a High School Diploma or GED
    • You must be a US Citizen.
    • You must pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
    • You must pass a drug test.
    • You must have a good level of fitness.
    • You must be in good health.
    • You must have a valid Drivers License
    • An applicant for Deputy Sheriff must possess a Law Enforcement Certification.


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    Family Resources

    There are resources for families of both the perpetrator of the crime and the victim. The social and emotional impact of crime is far reaching, affecting many. Families can receive professional counseling, court related assistance, social services assistance and help in navigating the criminal justice system.

    If you are a family member, which resources did you find to be particularly helpful? Please let us know, as this will be helpful to other families in the same situation.

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    Victim Resources

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.

    Victim’s Rights

    The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

    • The right to protection from the accused.
    • The right to notification.
    • The right to attend proceedings.
    • The right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • The right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • The right to restitution.
    • The right to a speedy trial.
    • The right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.

    The definition of victim includes:

    • Spouses and children of all victims.
    • Parents and guardians of minor victims.
    • Parents, guardians and siblings of mentally or physically incapacitated victims or victims of homicide.
    • Foster parents or other caregivers, under certain circumstances.

    There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.

    Victim Notification

    The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.

    Have you, a family member or friend ever used the Victim Notification System? If so, was it effective? Did you get the information in a timely manner? Was the system difficult to use? We would like to hear from you, so please post any comments here.

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    Sex Offender Information and Search

    All people registered as sex offenders are registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access this information online, but bear in mind that you will not get the exact address, rather the block that they live on.

    Domestic Violence

    If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, there are services to help you. Your county will have a Domestic Violence Services office. They provide free and confidential services, such as emergency shelter information, legal advocacy, support groups and domestic violence education. They will work to help you create a safe and violence-free life, and heal from the trauma of abuse.

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.


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    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever been an inmate in this jail? Do you have a friend or family member that spent time there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate in this jail?

    If so, then please write a review about it. Write down your jail experience so other people can find out what to expect.

    Things you might want to include in your comment:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail, yard and pod facility and layout
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Commissary and food
    • Having Visitors
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gangs
    • Prisoner programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Everybody who’s been arrested and thrown in jail has a story to tell. How’d you get locked up? Were you mistreated? What was it like in jail? What about the other inmates? Did going to jail affect your life? How?

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    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Are you trying to say wassup to someone you met in jail? Throw a shout out to them here.

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    Links and Resources

    Main Wilkinson County Law Enforcement Center Website
    Wilkinson County Law Enforcement Center Inmate Search
    Wilkinson County Law Enforcement Center Mugshots
    Wilkinson County Law Enforcement Center Bail Link

    Wilkinson County Law Enforcement Center Visitation Policy Link
    Wilkinson County Law Enforcement Center Jail Mail Link
    Find an inmate at Wilkinson County Law Enforcement Center
    Wilkinson County Law Enforcement Center Warrant Inquiry
    Wilkinson County Law Enforcement Center Arrest Lookup
    Send Money to an Inmate at Wilkinson County Law Enforcement Center
    Wilkinson County Law Enforcement Center Jobs


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